Constipation ranks among the most common digestive issues, affecting over 15 percent of the population each year. It is characterized by infrequent bowel movements, typically fewer than three times a week.
While constipation can be a temporary inconvenience, chronic constipation left untreated can lead to more severe conditions such as anal fissures, fecal impaction, and hemorrhoids. It is crucial to address chronic constipation to prevent potential complications and maintain bowel health.
Moreover, constipation can also indicate the presence of an underlying and more serious condition, necessitating evaluation by your doctor. At Agape Family Medical Center, our medical experts are equipped to assess and manage constipation effectively. We prioritize your digestive health and well-being, providing personalized care to alleviate symptoms and enhance your overall comfort and quality of life. If you experience constipation-related concerns, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention so that we can assist you in finding relief and promoting optimal digestive health.
Your primary care doctor can diagnose constipation during a physical exam. The physician may perform a digital rectal exam or order diagnostic tests .
exams the lower part of the colon.
used to examine the colon.
Measures how well the muscles in the anus work to remove bowel movements
Determines how quickly you can push a balloon filled with water out of the rectum.
A device is swallowed that is used to look for functional problems in the colon.